Cass Sunstein: Conservatives think Constitution means what it originally meant



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Cass Sunstein says the conservative view of the Constitution requires a

‘time machine’

GLENN: John Kerry may be right.

PAT: Uh huh.

GLENN: That Americans are just big, fat dumb dumb dummies and that's the only

reason why we oppose all of these things is because we're just too stupid to get

it.

PAT: Well, at least one American, maybe.

GLENN: You think so?

PAT: Yeah. I think one American doesn't get why this Cass Sunstein quote is any

sort of story.

GLENN: I don't know who that American is.

PAT: You don't know who that American is?

GLENN: No, I don't.

PAT: It's interesting how dumb this American is. He doesn't even know this

American is him.

GLENN: Now, see, I

PAT: That's pretty dumb.

GLENN: I think this is very unfair of you.

PAT: Dumb.

GLENN: Play the audio here of Cass Sunstein.

PAT: Here is Cass Sunstein on the conservative view of the Constitution.

SUNSTEIN: Let me explain the division among the conservative legal thinkers.

Some conservative legal things like Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas is that

the Constitution means what it originally meant. That means that we should

understand the document by going through a sort of time machine and capturing

the public understanding of the public that ratified the document a century or

more than a century ago. So, that is a very distinctive approach which would

involve quite radical changes in our existing Constitutional understanding and

Justice Thomas is entirely clear on that.

GLENN: Okay. Why is this a problem?

PAT: Is that a problem so far?

STU: This is what you've been saying about progressivism for, what, 8 million

years it seems like. That is it crystalized.

PAT: Well, I don't know that this is a problem for us. We've been saying it the

whole time. Here's him saying it out of his own mouth.

GLENN: I told you this is what they say. This is what they believe. Cass

Sunstein just happens to be one of the real

PAT: He's honest.

GLENN: If you don't believe me, listen to Cass.

SUNSTEIN: Let me explain the division among conservative legal thinkers. Some

conservative legal thinkers like justice Scalia and Justice Thomas think that

the Constitution means what it originally meant.

PAT: Crazy.

GLENN: Can you imagine?

PAT: I mean, let that soak it for a second. Some conservative legal thinkers

actually believe that the Constitution means what it originally meant.

GLENN: (Laughter.)

PAT: What?!

STU: Can you imagine saying that in public?

PAT: I can't.

STU: Knowing you're being recorded and uttering that sentence?

PAT: I can't. Right out in the open. There it is, we don't believe in the

original intent of the U.S. Constitution.

STU: And we've evolved past it. As you've been saying, Glenn, progressivism that

is exactly what we've been saying about progressivism for how long? How long

have you said that exact thing that they just believe we are going to evolve

past it and you've quoted all these people from back in the day but, of course,

they deny that is what they're doing until now.

GLENN: This is why the Constitution no longer matters.

PAT: Right.

GLENN: Because it doesn't matter what this is why they make fun of this is why

they make fun of the founding fathers. This is why they make fun of the you

know, the people like all of us that want to go and

PAT: Believe in the original intent.

GLENN: Right. Want to learn more about Washington, etc., etc. They are

irrelevant now. They're irrelevant. It is it's as relevant as, you know,

studying about George III to them. It makes no difference. What difference does

that make? It is not our history. It is why conservatives have such deep love

for the founding of this country, such deep love for the story of the American

Revolution and why progressives don't care at all. I mean, they don't it doesn't

matter to them. It's just another story in history.

PAT: I just have to amend my original statement. It's not because a big dummy.

It's just because you've been, I guess, saying this for so long that now that it

actually we have audio of it coming out of his own mouth and there it is, you

know, there's the proof positive, you move way beyond that and you I know.

GLENN: If this audience, if this audience doesn't get it at this point.

PAT: But you know what I like about it is this is something you can share with

your friends.

STU: This is clear, concise

PAT: I've been telling you this for a year. Here it is, and then play this for

them. We need to get a it's already on

The Blaze.

GLENN: This is Cass Sunstein, the regulatory czar. So, there is nothing

unconstitutional to him.

STU: Right. And he's also one of the smartest guys they have, too. This is just

some idiot blurting stuff out.

GLENN: This is the architect. This is the architect. This is the most dangerous

man in America

STU: And he explains, too, why there's no these arguments about healthcare not

being Constitutional don't relate to them.

GLENN: They don't care.

PAT: They don't care.

STU: It doesn't make any difference to them.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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